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January 16, 2013

SNC-Lavalin awarded EPCM contract for Élénore gold project in Canada

Gerald Ondrey

SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; has been awarded a contract by Opinaca Mines Ltd., a company owned by Goldcorp Inc., to provide project management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Éléonore gold project in northeastern Quebec, Canada.

The Éléonore mine is located in the James Bay region of Quebec, 350 km north of Matagami and east of the Opinaca reservoir. The process plant will be designed to process 7,000 metric tons (m.t.) of ore per day.

SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work includes the engineering and design of the mineral processing plant, all plant infrastructure, tailings management facilities, a permanent camp, service buildings and facilities, and an industrial water treatment plant.

Detailed engineering has commenced at SNC-Lavalin’s offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec City. Construction activities have been initiated and are expected to conclude by the end of the third quarter of 2014.


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